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. good morning, i'm willie geist. four years ago we were in denver where then-senator obama filled a football stadium with an address of hope and change. this time he'll have a three and a half-year record to defend. 15 electoral votes in the state of north carolina where he won by 14,000 votes in 2008. the last democratic presidential candidate to win this state before barack obama, jimmy carter in 1976. >>> looking ahead to november, a new poll shows the president will have a tough fight here in north carolina if he wants to win again. among likely voters, mitt romney right now leads the race, it's tight, 47-43. good reason now, you can see democrats chose this state to put on their biggest show. one of the first orders of business this afternoon will be to adopt a party platform. which democrats unveiled last night. it echoed president obama's call for higher taxes on wealthier americans, while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. the platform says the economy is growing again and that al qaeda is at its weakest since the attacks of september 11th, 2001. >>> tonight's
's critique of the obama administration. clinton putting into nomination the name of president obama. good morning, i'm willie geist. this is another special edition of "way too early" live from the black fin saloon in charlotte. a good deal has been made of the last four years of the relationship between president clinton and obama. last night the 42nd president gave a full throated endorsement of the current president of the white house. president obama even made a cameo after the speech. the two presidents appearing together on stage. president telling the crowd i'll see you tomorrow. president obama arrived here yesterday a day ahead of his own speech, one that's been moved because of weather, the campaign says, from the 70,000 seat bank of america football stadium to the 20,000 seat basketball arena where the rest of the convention has been held. last night that arena belonged to bill clinton. it was a democratic rock star's welcome. even the entrance was vintage clinton. he walked on stage to his 1992 campaign theme song "don't stop thinking about tomorrow." over the course of the 48
likely voters president obama opening up leads, seven points in both of those states, ohio and virginia. meanwhile, in florida, the president has a five-point lead according to fox news. it's impossible for romney to win the votes he needs without florida, which carries 29 of the votes. a cnn poll shows the president leading romney by eight points in the state of michigan. romney will be campaigning in sarasota. last night in miami, the republican candidate held his first public rally in five days and the first since the hidden camera remarks about the 47%. that took him off his campaign message. a gallup poll says more than half of independent voters, the comments did not make a difference. 29% say they are less likely to vote for romney. 15% of americans say they are more likely to vote for him. the president seemed to support the idea of redistributing wealth 14 years ago. >> how we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because i believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot. how do
the president's address on thursday. we begin with first lady michelle obama. she took at stage a little after 10:30 last night. she remains one of the most pick whuns sheep tweeted a week ago about her husband's character and conviction. >> i love that he has never foregotten how he started. i love that we can trust to do he says when it's gone, especially that for barack. i know that since last night, there is no such thing about us or -- barack never let's himself get distracted. just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward with patience and wisdom and courage and grace. >> the first lady did not mention mitt romney by name but the references were clear as she saw the contrast the president's background with that of his republican challenger. >> for barack obama these issues aren't political, they're personal. because barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he know what it means to want certainly more for your kids and grand kids. barack knows the person dream because he's lived it. and he wants in this country, everyone, to have the same opportunity no
, the polls show the president with a one point lead within the margin of error. president obama closed the gap on which president will best handle the economy. he leads romney in wisconsin and virginia. romney ahead by one point in colorado where he led by ten points we should point out in august. president obama is up by 13 among women in colorado. a majority of voters say president obama is the candidate who most cares about their needs and problems. romney received lower marks saying the former massachusetts governor, not concerned. a new nbc wall street journal poll shows president obama benefiting from optimism on the economy and the direction of the country. the obama/biden ticket leaves romney/ryan among likely voters, 50% to 45% in a national survey. head-to-head. president obama's job approval reached the 50% mark. 48% disapprove of the job he's doing. on the direction of the country, 39% say the country is headed in the right direction. 55% say the wrong track. it's a seven point improvement from last month. on the economy, 42% say the economy will get better in 12 months. it
will be your ptr 26.ssion for this wednday, toelou about including president obama speaking before the u.n.'s general assembly and warning iran that the time for diplomacy is, quote, not unlimited. plus ann romney on leno last night telling jay about the thriftess of her suph sban thlite in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. and we begin on the campaign trail where exactly one week out nowrom the first presidential debate. and there is brand new polling this morning from three key swing stas twiai roncerns inside the romney campaign. of likely voters, president obama now leads mitt romney by 10 percentage points in the state of ohio. that's a doue digit lead in the state no republican has lost and then won the presiden. thpresen ne psn florida. that is absolutely a must win state for romney. mr. obama now opening up a 12 point lead in pennsylvania according to this poll. that's a state, though, republicans have all but written off. those numbers echo polling from the "shington post" which gav thsi aht pnt advantage in ohio but p him
they have no affiliation with the movie. president obama had a blunt late night phone call with egypt's new president, morsi. president obama warning it could be jeopardizes if they don't take a stand against american attacks. too little too late. morsi asked for $5 billion in loans from the inf telling egyptians it is their duty to protect our guests. in yemens a mob scene. they evacuated to a safe location and no embassy staff was injured. there was still plenty of damage as you can see in the pictures. hundreds of protesters tore through the security wall and smashed bullet-proof windows and torching cars. yemen's president immediately apologized to president obama for the attacks. >>> new developments on the attack in benghazi. we'll get the latest on that. first, we go to cairo. jim is standing by. what is the latest there? >> reporter: hi, willie. it's getting quite noisy here now. several hundred protesters who were setting up camp overnight on tahrir square tried to make another go of it this morning. actually, just about an hour ago, outside the u.s. embassy. they tried to move on
from president obama today that according to the white house. this after a scheduling conflict kept the two from meeting in person. last night in new york the israeli leader did meet with secretary of state clinton one-on-one for more than an hour in what was described as an indepth discussion on iran and shared goal of preventing that country from acquiring a nuclear weapon. just hours earlier, netanyahu used visual imagery to lay out in clear terms his own red line for dealing with iran. nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell has more from the u.n. general assembly. >> reporter: trying to immobilize the world against what he sees as a threat to israel's existence, benjamin netanyahu armed himself with a simple cartoon to illustrate how close he says iran is to developing a nuclear weapon. >> this is a bomb. this is a fuse. >> reporter: a day after iran's president ahmadinejad called israel uncivilized zionists. iran is already 70% to getting enough nuclear fuel for a bomb and has to be stopped within months. >> if these are the facts -- and they are -- where
convention speech. we'll play that for you. >>> plus, president obama bear hugged and lifted off the ground by the owner of a florida pizza joint. we'll tell you how the secret service felt about this one a little bit later in the show. >>> first, though, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. for the first time in four months, democrats have helped president obama pull ahead of mitt romney and his republican allies in monthly fund-raising. new numbers out this morning show the president's re-election campaign along with the dnc took in more than $114 million in august. mitt romney and republicans raising just over $111 million. despite the president's edge last month, romney still has raised over $100 million now for three straight months and has more campaign cash put aside for the general election. less than two months now until voters head to the polls. and this week former president bill clinton begins stumping for the obama campaign throughout the state of florida. that's where president obama spent his weekend, keeping the conversation away from fri
to the news. president obama is due to address the u.s. general assembly on the defensive for not scheduling face-to-face meetings with foreign leaders. it is a scheduling issue and insist t insists the president speaks often with them and yesterday he sat down for an interview on "the view." >>> secretary hillary clinton is handling the bulk of diplomacy and met with mohamed morsi about strengthening ties and ensuring diplomatic security. remember, we reported yesterday president morsi had tough words about the united states. secretary clinton met with the presidents of libya, pakistan and to hold talks with benjamin netanyahu. yesterday in new york iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad looked to stoke an already tense situation in the middle east during his remarks at the general assembly. he declared that israel is bullying the united states over iran's alleged threat of a nuclear weapon. ahmadinejad said he's not worried about the threat of an attack on his country, the impact of international countries against his country are "not that bad." says we're doing fine. >>> mitt romney schorp
obama spoke last night. with both party's conventions finished, labor day behind us, we turn for the home stretch of this presidential campaign. we'll go through the president's speech and talk about what will happen between now and election day with john heilemann in just a minute. we'll also show you the moment that threatened to steal the show from the president when former arizona congresswoman, gabby giffords, 20 months after she was shot in the head, led the audience in the pledge of allegiance. that clip in its entirety later. but we begin with president obama and closing argument. 20,000 supporters packing into the convention hall. the president accepted his party's nomination for a second term. after a warm krupp from vice president biden, he offered a defense to his policies, saying he now needs more time to build on the progress he's made. >> if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand
president obama the you can't touch this treatment. yes, hammer. that clip later in the show. first, though, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. at 30 rock in new york city. >>> 24 hours ago, on the same day mitt romney was trying to retool his message with more specifics about the economy, we were reporting to you a politico story about disarray in the campaign's inner circle. this morning, a videotape that could do much more damage than that politico piece. a video recorded surreptitiously and provided to the liberal magazine mother jones and obtained by nbc news shows romney speaking at a private fundraiser last may about the politics of the presidential campaign seeming to disparage 47% of the american voting population. >> the next three years, all everybody has been talking, don't worry, we'll take care of them. how are we going do it two months before elections to convince everybody, you got to take care of yourself? >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right. there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon him, who believe tha
minutes will be your cram session for this monday september 24th. president obama on his oft analyzed relationship with benjamin netanyahu. plus our friends, the "game change" boys go hollywood. alfred and highly man rush the stage at the emmys after their movie swiped a whole bunch of statues. >>> let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here's "30 rock" in new york city with the election a month and change away mitt romney is vowing to spend less time raising money and more time reaching out to voters. that was his message to reporters while flying to a rally last night in colorado where he addressed a crowd of nearly 7,000 people. today he and his running mate paul ryan launch a three day bus tour through the battleground state of ohio. that's where a new pole shows romney trailing 51/46 among likely voters. survey by the university of cincinnati institute for policy research was conducted mostly before the hidden video emerged of mr. romney referring to 47% of americans as victims. interview last night with "60 minutes" romney was asked about his comments
the south and north towers fell. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." president obama will attend a wreath laying at the pentagon and joe biden welcomes the passengers and terrorists who welcomed the field. they will start construction of museum. the stand off involved a private charity headed by mayor bloomburg and the port authority of new york and new jersey which owns the world trade center sight. under the deal, ownership of the land is transferred to the foundati foundation. mayor bloomburg talked about the agreement yesterday. >> we are going build a museum that is important to the families of the 9/11 victims and to all of those who contributed photos and moe mentos and trying to preserve the memory of those that they loved that are no longer here. >> construction on the museum should resume by the end of the month. it's unclear when it should be completed. a piece in the new york times reports new information about what president bush and his administration were told by intelligence agencies in the months leading up to 9/11. according to vanity fair, the forme
. it reads, it's disgraceful the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks. the statement was put out before the attacks came out. it came out later condemning the attacks. they responded writing, we are shocked at a time the united states of america is confronting the tragic death in libya, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack. for more on this, we turn to richard engel, live in cairo. bring us up to speed as we wake up this morning. >> reporter: well, the major development is what potentially happened in libya, the city of benghazi. it's not just any officer that was killed but it was the u.s. em bass dor that died because of smoke inhilation. he was visiting the facility in benghazi at the time. those reports have not been confirmed by the u.s. state department. they are being reported across the middle east with live images coming out from in front of the u.s. consulate, now, a burned down shell in the city of benghazi. it would be a major escalation. not only did the attackers storm the building in benghazi, they attacked it with ri
>>> road to charlotte. president obama stops off in ohio and new orleans before tomorrow's dnc kickoff. >>> mystery ship. isaac's pounding surf washes up what could be anwar-era vessel. >>> and royal feat. prince andrew goes to great heights for a good cause. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with labor day on the campaign trail. while much of the country has the day off, president obama will be hard at work before heading to the democratic national convention tomorrow. tracie potts joins us from charlotte with the details. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning from charlotte. this is the stadium where president obama will speak later in the week. first, he's doing a tour of battleground states. >> hello, colorado. >> reporter: president obama's road to charlotte stops in battleground ohio and storm-ravaged, louisiana. sunday in colorado, he slammed the gop convention in tampa. >> there was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices. but the interesting thing was, nobody ever bothered to tell u
a new president. at least on "snl" anyway. fred armisen gives way to the new president obama. see what you think with a clip later in the show. first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. violent protests are breaking out in afghanistan as we speak where crowds have set fire to police vehicles in kabul. armed demonstrators also attacked western compounds including those of private security companies. it's the latest in a wave of protests that have swept the muslim world after portions of an anti-islam film which was produced in the united states were posted online. >>> elsewhere in afghanistan, taliban insurgents killed two u.s. marines and damaged more than $200 million worth of equipment in an attack on a fortified compound. eight attack jets were severely damaged in what officials are calling a, quote, very sophisticated attack. investigators now trying to determine if militants who were wearing afghan army uniforms to penetrate the heavily guarded camp in helmand province had help from inside the base. it's the same base where prince harry has be
into afghanistan by president obama. plus, bill clinton stops by "the daily show" to make the case for his democratic successor in the white house. we'll show you that clip in just a few minutes. but first let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin in massachusetts and the first of four televised debates showcasing one of the country's most closely watched senate races. last night republican incumbent scott brown looked to defend his seat taking on democratic challenger, elizabeth warren in a race that could determine which party controls the senate. new polling released this week shows just how tight this race is. the suffolk university survey has warren leading brown by 4 points, 48% to 44% but the boston mass poll has scott brown leading, 49-456789 right out of the gate the candidates were asked about their opponent's character and brown questioned warren's native american heritage. >> professor warren claimed she was a native american, a person of color and as you can see she's not. that being said, she checked the box and she had an opportunity
an elite group of 50 marines to help guard the embassy in tripoli. the obama administration is trying to determine if the deadly attack against the compound in benghazi that killed four was a planned terror strike or a spontaneous backlash from an anti islamic video posted on youtube. >>> while the investigation remains in the very early stages, details are emerging about what happened tuesday night in benghazi that left four americans dead, including 52-year-old ambassador chris stevens, widely reported as one of the most successful envoys in the region. according to first reports from administration officials, the american consulate came under small arms fire around 10:00 p.m. local time. a short time after that the outside walls of the lightly guarded compound were breached. gunmen began attacking the main building and setting it on fire. at this point three people remained inside the consulate, ambassador stevens, another staff member named sean smith. amid the chaos and heavy smoke, ambassador stevens was missing for 12 hours before his body was located wednesday night at a bengh
is already underway. it's a state president obama won in 2008 by more than 6% and where a polling average from real clear politics shows the president up by 4 1/2 points. this follows a busy day on the trail yesterday. both candidates held dueling rallies as they crisscrossed ohio. there mitt romney tried to brush back suggestions his campaign was faltering in the state of ohio after polls showed him trailing the president by ten points. >> i'm very pleased with some polls, less so with other polls. but frankly at this early stage, polls go up and down. i don't expect to get 100% of the vote. i hope to get 50 plus and make sure i become the next president. >> the republican candidates cited two national polls from gallup that he says have the numbers even. but the current nationwide gallup daily tracking poll has president obama lead 50g% to 44%. again that, is a national poll. not terribly significant. romney spent most of the day in ohio trying to repair the damage from the hidden video comments about the 47%. despite his attacks against president obama's health care law, romney highlig
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